"Rump Shaker" is a 1992 rap single by hip-hop group Wreckx-N-Effect, featuring Teddy Riley from their 1992 album Hard or Smooth.
Due to the massive success of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You, "Rump Shaker" would only make it to No. 2 on theBillboard Hot 100, and No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Nevertheless it peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles, and No. 9 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play.
Hard or Smooth turned out to be a huge success for the group thanks in large part to "Rump Shaker", making it to No. 9 on theBillboard 200 and No. 6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.
The accompanying video received substantial criticism for its alleged exploitation of women in bikinis, despite its setting of a fun day at the beach, with the New York Daily News referring to Wreckx-N-Effect as "Horny Little Rap Kids". "Rump Shaker" is also notable for featuring a verse (performed by Teddy Riley) written by a young Pharrell. It was rumored that Pharrell, along with fellow future-Neptune Chad Hugo, contributed additional production work as Teddy Riley's then-protégés. However, New York producerTy Fyffe later cleared the rumors saying that he and Teddy Riley produced the song and clarifying that Pharrell only wrote Teddy's raps.1
In addition to Riley contributing the second verse of the song, his other notable contribution to the song is the repetitive chorus of "All I wanna do is zooma-zoom-zoom-zoom in a boom-boom." The other notable feature of the song is a saxophone riff in the background from "Darkest Light" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band. It also samples "Midnight Theme" by Manzel, "Scratchin'" by the Magic Disco Machine and "Blind Alley" by The Emotions. Riley alludes to the song "I Like It" by DeBarge in his verse when he raps, "I like the way you comb you hair, I like the stylish clothes you wear, it's just the little things you do...".